Jan Andrews makes Forest short list
Great Plains Teen Fiction is honoured to announce that Jan Andrews has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading prize. Jan’s novel, The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley, is one of 10 novels selected from across the country for the White Pine Award.
The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley is written from the point of view of Kyle, a young teen who finds himself at the novel’s start moving into his latest in a long line of foster homes. He takes a vow of silence – if no one listens, what’s the point of talking? But during his first summer on Scott and Jill’s farm, with the help of a crow, a swamp and some black paint, Kyle wonders if maybe his life could be better.
Fall List Launches
Our fall list is hitting the shelves!
You can find our Enfield & Wizenty titles (Hello, Sweetheart and The View From The Lane) at your favourite local shop now (if it hasn’t arrived yet, be sure to request a copy to ensure the store has placed their order.) Natasha Deen’s spooky teen novel, Guardian, has also left the presses.
Mark your calendars for these launches in a city near you!
October 29th – Matthew Komus launches Haunted Winnipeg in McNally Robinson, while Elaine McCluskey launches Hello, Sweetheart in Dartmouth at the Banook Canoe Club.
October 30th – Deborah-Anne Tunney launches The View From The Lane at The Cube Gallery in Ottawa.
November 12th – Mike On Crime launches at McNally Robinson. Don’t miss your chance to meet Mike McIntyre and hear about his 20 years covering crime in Canada.
Natasha Deen is busy touring to schools across Alberta over the next few months. To find out where she is headed, or to learn more about the launches above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On The Same Page
Great Plains Publications once again has a title on the short list for On The Same Page Manitoba. Stuck In The Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg is in the running to be chosen as Manitoba’s next Book Club pick. The public is encouraged to vote for their choice between now and September 15th. On September 11th, excerpts from all of the books will be read at McNally Robinson on Grant.
On The Same Page is an initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library, and encourages all Manitobans to read, and talk about, the same book at the same time. Congratulations Bartley Kives and Bryan Scott!